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National Study: Pandemic, Oversight Waivers Impact Advanced Practice Nurses

November 11, 2020

Preliminary results from a national survey reveal how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), while findings related to the temporary easing of practice restrictions show little effect on APRN practice. In states with restrictive practice requirements, barriers that impact patient care and access continued to exist despite waivers issued to help…

Ken Wallston, prominent nursing researcher and health psychology pioneer, has died

November 11, 2020

Professor of Nursing, Emeritus, Kenneth A. Wallston, PhD, MA, regarded internationally as one of the founders of health psychology, died in Asheville, North Carolina, on Oct. 27. He was 78. A faculty member at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing for more than 40 years, Wallston worked widely in the transdisciplinary arena termed behavioral medicine….

VUSN receives $1.35 million NFLP grant to educate future faculty

November 1, 2020

Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has received a $1.35 million grant from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to support Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) students who are interested in becoming nursing faculty members. The award brings the funds the school has received for the NFLP program since 2008…

Six Vanderbilt School of Nursing alumni named fellows by American Academy of Nursing

October 27, 2020

Six Vanderbilt University School of Nursing graduates will be inducted as fellows into the American Academy of Nursing on Saturday, October 31, 2020. Invitation to fellowship is one of the highest recognitions bestowed by AAN. Fellows are recognized for their extraordinary commitment to the promotion of the public’s health through evidence and innovation. They are…

VUSN named Best School for Men in Nursing third time

October 27, 2020

The American Association of Men in Nursing has again named Vanderbilt University School of Nursing an AAMN Best School of Nursing. This is the third consecutive year that the school was recognized by the association. The honor recognizes a nursing school for significant efforts in recruiting and retaining men in the nursing profession. In order…

Vanderbilt cancer researcher pairs with LGBTQI+ expert on OUT: The National Cancer Survey

October 26, 2020

Despite research that shows LGBTQI+ people are at increased risk for cancer, resources tailored to this population are few and little is known about their specific health care experiences and needs. Vanderbilt School of Nursing cancer researcher Bethany Rhoten, PhD’13, MSN’09, is co-primary investigator for OUT: The National Cancer Survey, a major research project that…